We are so excited to feature actress, writer and vocal coach Alicia Richardson. Read an excerpt from her excellent play, Solve for X.
ALICIA RICHARDSON is an actor/writer, and vocal coach from Boynton Beach, Florida. She graduated from York University’s MFA Acting & Diploma of Voice Teaching Programs. Now a Permanent Resident of Canada, Alicia calls Toronto her home. Her body of work spans television, film, theatre, and voice-over. Recent acting credits include: Private Eyes (Global), Ready or Not (Fox Searchlight), and American Woman (CBC Films/ Telefilm Canada). As a voice and dialect coach, Alicia has worked for The Shaw Festival (Trouble in Mind), Soulpepper Theatre Company (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Brother’s Size, Jesus Hopped the A Train), and as a member of faculty at Sheridan College since 2016. She is a founding member of Counterbalance Collective (counterbalancecollective.com) an exclusively female-run media production company generating female-focused content. Recent writing credits: #WINNING (short), The Memory Surgeon (short: official selection for Pinewood Studio’s Lift Off Sessions July 2020), Sweeter (as Playwright-in-Residence of Young People’s Theatre), and Solve for X (as Playwright-in-Residence of The Driftwood Theatre Group). Follow her adventures on social: @leesheelovesyou
In the works: Alicia is the Playwright-In-Residence at Young People’s Theatre.
See her IMDB profile for her film and television work.
Words of Wisdom from Alicia
- What does being a womxn writer of colour mean to you?
Being a womxn writer of colour means paying homage to my people. I get to immortalize our lexicon by putting it on a page. I be out here writin’ turns of phrases and slang I ain’t even seen in print before. I spell it how I want and I just wax black poetical. Ya’ll cain’t tell me nuthin’…
- What words of wisdom do you have for aspiring writers?
Do it. Don’t ask nobody, don’t apologize. Don’t be like, “Well I was gonna, but I ‘on’t know if I’m good enough cuz see what had happened was…” NAH. Put words on dat page. START TODAY. Find the others, we out here. We’ll help you.